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'Celebrity Big Brother' 2015: Start Date Confirmed For 'UK vs USA' Series

12/08/2015 16:31 BST | Updated 12/08/2015 16:59 BST

We’ve already been teased with the trailer for this summer’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, not to mention the new-look eye logo, but at last, a start date for the new series has been confirmed.

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Emma Willis will be presenting the launch night of the new series on 27 August, with Rylan Clark fronting ‘Bit On The Side’ immediately afterwards.

Rylan recently teased that this series’ launch will be a must-see for fans of the reality show, telling the Daily Star: "I know what the first big twist will be and it's a good one. It won't disappoint."

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Emma Willis and Rylan Clark

For the 16th - yes, 16th! - series of ‘CBB’, it was recently confirmed that the show would take on a ‘UK vs USA’ theme, with contestants from both sides of the Atlantic being pitted against one another in what has been dubbed an “epic” battle.

Speaking about the theme, Rylan added: “We're going to see a split between the housemates from launch night.

“It’s a brilliant line-up. There's usually one American you love watching - but this time there's more than one. There are also some celebs who've had a break from the limelight who no-one will expect to see in the house."

Last summer, the show had its first ever American winner, when Gary Busey was crowned the public’s winner, and the Americans also dominated the most recent series, thanks to the antics of Perez Hilton and Cami Li.

So far, it’s not known who will be entering the house, although that hasn’t stopped people from speculating.

Among the British celebs thought to be taking part are ‘Loose Women’ panelist Sherrie Hewson, Internet "comedian" Dapper Laughs and “selfie queen” Karen Danczuk.

‘Teen Mom’-turned-pornstar Farrah Abraham and supermodel extraordinaire Janice Dickinson are among the potential American housemates.

However, one famous face thought to be causing a bit of grief for producers before the show has even begun is Australian ‘Dancing On Ice’ judge Jason Gardiner, as bosses are reportedly unsure exactly which side to place him on.

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